Preventative maintenance on generators will ensure the engine starts and keeps running when you need reliable power. For prime power or backup, we shared the following tips at GenExpo to practice this maintenance more efficiently and effectively (e.g. diesel cleanliness, servicing filters, oil changes).
|Automatic Fuel Polishing System|
A fuel polishing system maintains diesel cleanliness in bulk storage tanks, day tanks, and belly tanks. Diesel can begin to degrade after 30 days and can be faster in humid regions, with poor tank housekeeping, areas with unreliable refueling, and if the tank is not kept full. Dirty fuel is picked up by the permanently-installed system, passes the primary and secondary filtration, and the clean diesel is pumped back to the same tank. Optional enclosures are available for outdoor installations.
The fuel polishing system will:
|Separ Filter SWK-2000 Series (link directs to Separ Filter site)|
|We displayed a demo system of the SWK-2000 fuel water separator. This is the same filtration on the Reverso Automatic Fuel Polishing System. Install this in the fuel system (after the tank) to serve as a pre-filter before the engine. Separ Filter removes 99.9% of water and particulate down to 30 micron, therefore extending the time between maintenance of the engine-mounted filter(s). Separ Filter offers multiple sizes to match the engines' lift pump flow rate.
The electric fuel primer makes priming the fuel system of a diesel engine easier, faster, and safer than manually priming during routine filter changes. It pumps fuel into the lines to purge trapped air in the main feed line, primary filters, secondary filters, and engine. The bypass protects the system from pressurizing beyond the preset. On this pump the user will:
|For smaller generators, or to only prime the filters, a manual hand primer can be installed in the fuel system. Separ Filter manufactures a compact one that pumps 0.85 oz. per stroke.|
|Oil Change Pump for buckets|
|Complete faster oil changes with an electric oil change pump, especially if multiple generators are on site. This one is designed to sit on the lid of most 5-gallon buckets. Flip the switch to drain used oil into the bucket, move the hose to the new oil container, flip the switch the other direction to fill, and the job is done.|